Taylor Tomko (B.A) is currently a student in the Masters in English program at the University of British Columbia with a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Graduate Scholarship, and her academic record holds multiple conference presentations and essay publications. Taylor has a long history with the Save Your Skin Foundation, which began with volunteering for the organization while she was in high school, until she accepted a permanent position with the Foundation in 2014. Since then, she has brought her writing expertise to the Foundation as a Project Coordinator and Content Writer. Taylor’s other work experience includes University of British Columbia Access and Diversity, and she continues to volunteer for literary initiatives in Vancouver.
The experience Taylor’s family had with melanoma inspired the creation of the Save Your Skin Foundation, which strives to lessen the burden of melanoma on patients in any way possible. Therefore, she is pleased to be able to transfer her academic skills to the not-for-profit sector, and to be able to educate the public about skin cancer and how to prevent it, and directly help melanoma patients and survivors.